Have Tajik IS Militants Faked Their Own ‘Martyrdoms’?

The concept of “martyrdom,” death in battle against “infidels,” is a key element of the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) militant group. IS disseminates photographs of dead militants online, proudly hailing them as “martyrs” in propaganda efforts.

But authorities in Tajikistan suspect a 28-year-old Tajik militant who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Daoud Tochiki used social media to deliberately spread news of his “death” in Syria, according to RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, Radio Ozodi.

And there might be others.

  • k1962

    Of course they are faking their own deaths. That way they can sneak around the world on one of the thousands of “lost” Swedish passports and kill lots of us infidels.
    G-d I hate them.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    That guy looks like Sean Ono Lennon.

    • mobuyus

      I think it’s Chas Bono.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Like the Brian Jonestown Massacre band name I think we may have stumbled onto something.
        Chas BOno Lenin.